ivey league preschool: thanksgiving week

Last week we took a break from our regular stuff to focus more on Thanksgiving.  First, we made a "thankful garland" out of cardstock leaves and thick twine:

We also did a few turkey-themed worksheets.  Caleb was very good at coloring-by-number, as well as with graphing the shapes.  For the alphabet one, he would tell me what he was thankful for and I'd write it down.  Seems strange, but the kid really IS thankful for llamas (Emperor's New Groove, anyone?) and vacuum cleaners, though I think we both ran out of steam by letter X.  :)

We did a file-folder game where you match up letter sounds with corresponding items using turkey feathers.

We also made a turkey puppet.  Caleb insisted we give the turkey wings and a smiley face too.

We put together pattern block puzzles of a turkey and the Mayflower:

And finally, we made a turkey emergent reader where Caleb colored different amounts of turkey feathers on each page.  He can recognize several color names by sight so he did very well with this!  I colored the cover for him but he signed his name.

Our Thanksgiving Books:
Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano
Run, Turkey, Run! by Diane Mayr
10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston
The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks by Jan and Mike Berenstain
The Littlest Pilgrim by Brandi Dougherty
Give Thanks for Each Day by Steve Metzger
Bear Gives Thanks by Karma Wilson
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims by B.G. Hennessy

Thankful Garland Inspiration (Carina Gardner)
Turkey-Themed Color by Shape Worksheet (Pink Cat Studio; Teachers Pay Teachers)
Turkey-Themed Color by Number Worksheet (Mommy Octopus)
Thankful ABCs Worksheet (Written Reality)
Alphabet Turkey File Folder Game (123 Homeschool 4 Me)
Thanksgiving Pattern Block Puzzles (This Reading Mama)
Printable "This Turkey" Emergent Reader (The Real Teachers of OC; Teachers Pay Teachers)

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